Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS SEEN IN SAT..
FVXX20 at 09:01 UTC, 26/02/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/204
INFO SOURCE: GOES-16. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS SEEN IN SAT.
OBS VA DTG: 26/0846Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1921 W09755 - N1908 W09752
- N1900 W09838 - N1904 W09840 - N1921 W09755 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/1500Z SFC/FL200 N1928 W09744
- N1911 W09740 - N1859 W09836 - N1904 W09839 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 26/2100Z SFC/FL200 N1933
W09744 - N1917 W09741 - N1859 W09837 - N1904
W09839 - N1933 W09744
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/0300Z SFC/FL200 N1926
W09743 - N1911 W09740 - N1858 W09836 - N1904
W09840 - N1926 W09743
RMK: INTMT VA EMS SEEN IN SAT AND WEB CAM AND
EXTDG 40 NM ENE FM SUMMIT. MODEL GUIDANCE SHOWS
A CONTD E-LY MOV THRU T+18 HRS. ...KIBLER
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200226/1500Z
Volcán Popocatépetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to form North America's 2nd-highest volcano. The glacier-clad stratovolcano contains a steep-walled, 250-450 m deep crater. The generally symmetrical volcano is modified by the sharp-peaked Ventorrillo on the NW, a remnant of an earlier volcano.
At least three previous major cones were destroyed by gravitational failure during the Pleistocene, producing massive debris-avalanche deposits covering broad areas south of the volcano. The modern volcano was constructed to the south of the late-Pleistocene to Holocene El Fraile cone. Three major plinian eruptions, the most recent of which took place about 800 AD, have occurred from Popocatépetl since the mid Holocene, accompanied by pyroclastic flows and voluminous lahars that swept basins below the volcano. Frequent historical eruptions, first recorded in Aztec codices, have occurred since precolumbian time.